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Diorio Restaurant & Bar

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231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213 (Grand Street)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise! Happened upon this restaurant while staying at the Hilton for a concert at the stunning Palace Theater. White tablecloths, beautiful interior, cozy ambience, we couldn't have asked for more! Ordered the Veal Diorio served with potatoes and vegetable, everything was tasty and cooked to perfection! Service was prompt but not rushed, really set us up for a... More 

1 Thank Decaf7
Hartford, CT
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146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I had a business lunch at Diorio today. The restaurant has very nice decor, and very nice service. I am actually a little perplexed at the speed of the service. I wasn't timing it, but from the time we ordered lunch until the time it came out, had to be no more than 5-10 minutes. I was a little surprised... More 

Thank Connecticutguy
Reston, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary at Diorio's for third year in a row. Best dinner yet. We had a salad with fine chopped herbs, veal piccata was great and pasta with Bolognese was to die for. Martini shaken and strained tables side and house Chianti was good. Chocolate mousse was encased with chocolate shell and served with a candle for our anniversary,... More 

1 Thank wiiildbill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

The restaurant has a beautiful, classy feel. The clam linguini was good, and the bread appetizer with hot peppers was fantastic, great kick. A little pricey at $28.

Thank dandyshenanigans
Hamden, Connecticut
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Based on recommendations, I was expecting a great business lunch experience. Sadly, that was not to be. Upon arrival, I mentioned that I was meeting a business colleague for lunch and provided his name. I was told he had not yet arrived and was invited to sit at the bar to wait. Unbeknownst to me, my colleague had arrived ten... More 

Thank George33801
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Service was great! Presentation average and food was WAY over priced. I guess it's worth it if your staying at the hotel that's connected because there not much else around but for what they charge I would expect a fair better meal.... Whatever

Thank Jimmy O
Oxford, Connecticut
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312 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We went here recently and had one of the best meals we have ever had… the place is such a cool throw back vibe and they had live piano music and singing, which was just a added extra! The prices of the food was just as would be expected for fine dining… the only issue we had was the drink... More 

Thank CTCouple310
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The service here has always been top notch. The meals have always been well prepared and presented. Good wine list. If you want something special, ask. Love to go here.

Thank hockeygump
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with family while visiting Waterbury...I had very high hopes based on the ratings here and the classic architecture and styling of the place...drinks were generously poured...overall atmosphere was what you want in a longtime established northeast Italian eatery...the Cesear dressing was excellent and the salad overall was generously portioned...my filet with gorgonzola was satisfactory while the accompanying sides... More 

Thank cdcraine
Port Charlotte, Florida
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

In downtown Waterbury, in the middle of the business district, is an upscale, lovely Italian restaurant residing in an old building. The inside has both tables and old wooden booths like that of an old-time pub. There is a beautiful tin ceiling and the original small-tiled floor. Very elegantly done. The booths have imitation Tiffany-style lamps. Otherwise, it's dark, only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213
    (Grand Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-754-5111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?